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Famous Birthdays In January - 08

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

1081  Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25) was born on this day in history.  

1556  Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623) was born on this day in history.  

1583  Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist was born on this day in history.  

1587  Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots) was born on this day in history.  

1589  Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka) was born on this day in history.  

1601  Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658) was born on this day in history.  

1628  On this day in history birth of francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier  

1632  On this day in history birth of samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist  

1635  Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1658  On this day in history birth of nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)  

1668  On this day in history birth of jean Gilles, composer  

1735  On this day in history birth of john Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)  

1763  On this day in history birth of edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)  

1767  On this day in history birth of abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)  

1777  Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist was born on this day in history.  

1779  John White, composer was born on this day in history.  

1786  Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank was born on this day in history.  

1787  Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history birth of erik Drake, composer  

1788  Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831) was born on this day in history.  

1788  Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874) was born on this day in history.  

1791  On this day in history birth of jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)  

1792  Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo) was born on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history birth of john Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)  

1805  On this day in history birth of orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)  

1810  Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germ, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik) was born on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history birth of sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer  

1812  William Henry Holmes, composer was born on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history birth of johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist  

1814  Thomas Green, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 was born on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history birth of george Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883  

1815  Lawrence Pike Graham, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 was born on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history birth of john Selden Roane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867  

1817  Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0482  On this day in history severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies  

0624  On this day in history abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle  

1100  Death of Antipope Clement III (bc. 1029) on this day in history.  

1107  On this day in history death of edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)  

1198  Coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies on this day in history.  

1324  Marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies on this day in history.  

1336  Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71 on this day in history.  

1455  On this day in history laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73